Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off Key Largo

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel off Key Largo
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced at 25-year-old man from a Bahamian-flagged fishing vessel approximately 82 miles south-southwest of Key Largo, Friday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a call at about 8:10 p.m. from the crew of the 95-foot fishing vessel Fish Farmer reporting one of their crewmembers...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, a dog from grounded vessel near Cowpens Cut

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, a dog from grounded vessel near Cowpens Cut
Coast Guard file photo of a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a grounded 21-foot recreational boat near Islamorada, Monday. At approximately 8:33 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a report of two red flares in the vicinity of Cowpens Cut. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard assists 8 with boat taking on water near Channel Key

Coast Guard assists 8 with boat taking on water near Channel Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted eight boaters after their boat began taking on water Monday in the vicinity of Long Key Bridge. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call from the operator of the rented 29-foot Proline fishing boat stating they were taking on water and needed assistance. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim off Snipes Point near Snipes Key, Fla.

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim off Snipes Point near Snipes Key, Fla.
MIAMI — A 40-year-old woman was medevaced by the Coast Guard from Snipes Point near Snipes Key after she was reportedly bitten by a small shark Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a good Samaritan at 12:37 p.m., reporting the incident and the location of the victim. A 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boat crew...

Coast Guard rescues five boaters from capsized vessel

Coast Guard rescues five boaters from capsized vessel
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued five boaters July 15, 2017, from a capsized vessel approximately 3 miles west of Alligator Reef Light.  MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued five boaters Saturday from a capsized vessel approximately 3 miles west of Alligator Reef Light. At approximately 2:22 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received notification that a 18-foot pleasure...

Coast Guard rescues six boaters from capsized vessel

Coast Guard rescues six boaters from capsized vessel
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photoMIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued six boaters Thursday from a capsized vessel approximately 10 miles northwest of Key West. At approximately 3:56 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received notification that a 24-foot pleasure craft with six boaters was taking on water. The watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast,...

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry accepted as 24th Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry accepted as 24th Fast Response Cutter
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry cruises out of Key West, Fla., following the cutter’s delivery to the Coast Guard, June 27, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard accepted the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), the 24th Fast Response Cutter built by Bollinger Shipyards, Tuesday morning in a ceremony at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs woman 35 miles south of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs woman 35 miles south of Key West
USCG File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old woman experiencing symptoms of anaphylactic shock Monday from the sailing vessel Drifter approximately 35 miles south of Key West. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a radio call at approximately 3 p.m. from the vessel Drifter reporting a woman on board experiencing symptoms of anaphylactic shock. A Coast Guard Air...

Collaboration and Wealth of Experience Brought Together in Key West

Partners from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative’s (CBSI) Technical Assist Field Team (TAFT) gather for photo aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Trump following an exchange in Key West, Fla. Story and photos by: Lt. Cmdr. Ryan P. Kelley When it comes to combating transnational criminal organizations in the Caribbean and securing America’s borders, the cooperation with partner nations...